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  • Name Some Good Material For Making Saddle Shims

    I've tried a few things; Plastic lids from to-go coffee, matchbook cover, guitar picks, credit card, etc.

    Any other suggestions?
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  • #2
    From a folio/report cover with clear acetate cover. Or, art stores sell acetate in pads - like sketch pads - but it isn't cheap.

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    • #3
      Why shim a saddle when a new saddle is so cheap??

      OR - if you must go the shim route - sand a new saddle down until you are left with a shim - it'll be the same material so should sound ok!
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      • #4
        fingernail clippings
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        • #5
          An old credit card. Just sliced a strip off.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cldplytkmn
            fingernail clippings
            Toenail clippings work better, it just takes a little longer to save them up.

            What I do, is after I've saved enough of them up, I put them in the coffee-grinder till they're ground fine, then mix them with epoxy so that they're formed into little narrow strips, about the width of the saddle.
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            • #7
              shims should be the same material as the saddle or the bridge.
              shims should be glued to the saddle and sanded to fit.
              Better to replace the saddle unless it's old ivory then use the same material as the bridge.

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              • #8
                I've used a slice of a business card before. I couldn' t hear any noticeable difference.
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                • #9
                  bump
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                  • #10
                    Shim temporarily, then buy a new saddle.

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                    • #11
                      clay

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                      • #12
                        this bump is for bjorn,

                        got any suggestions?
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                        • #13
                          Try this:

                          http://littlebrother.nlpd.com/Clay-UST/index.htm
                          The Preacher

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                          • #14
                            Another vote for "new saddle".
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                            • #15
                              I have used copper shim sheet stock. It can be cut with HD shears or scissors.
                              tim...
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